4c. Get that threaded needle from before, throw a knot on there,
and keep it close by. Fold the flaps of monster skin toward the
inside of the hole. Pinch these new edges together with one
hand. Grab up the needle in the other hand and sew the 2 sides
together, keeping the needle on the inside flaps if you can.
4d. When the hole is almost closed, add some stuffing if you
think it’s needed. Push the stuffing into place, finish the seam,
tie a knot, and snip! Hug your monster to celebrate.
5. ADD EYES AND A GRIN
5a. Cut a small rectangle of white felt, about 1"× 2", then cut it in half. Start at a corner of one of the squares
and cut out an imperfect circle. Repeat this on the other square, and stop ’cause you see the whites of his
eyes! Also from the white felt, cut out 2 teeny, tiny, roundish pieces. These will be the sparkle that will bring
the monster to life. Finally, using black felt cut out 2 smaller circles for the pupils.
5b. For the zig-zaggy teeth, start with another rectangle about
1"× 2", cut out of green felt. Make diagonal snips along the bottom
edge, creating a pleasantly uneven row of sawtooth-patterned teeth.
5c. Assemble the eyes with some Fabri-Tac between each layer,
then glue them onto the monster's face. Apply glue to the back of
the teeth (toothpick recommended!) and glue them down. Gently
press your hand over the glued pieces to make sure they adhere.
TIP: If extra glue gets anywhere you don’t want it to be,
a bit of nail polish remover on a Q-tip will clean it up pretty
well. Another solution is to decide not to care.
6. COVER THE NEKKIDNESS
Depending on the size and length of your monster, you might want to give him some fancy duds. Socks
are an excellent source of easy, no-sew fashion.
6a. Lay the sock down on top of the
monster to make the appropriate
design decisions. Cut off the extra
fabric at the bottom. Cut it short for a
belly shirt, or leave it long for a dress.
6b. Decide where the neckline will be
and snip off the top of the sock. Cut
half-circles for armholes.